Washington Wizards’ John Wall leaning against dunk contest

Nov 26, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Wizards point guard John Wall (2) dunks the ball against the Los Angeles Lakers in the first quarter at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Since Houston Rockets’ center Dwight Howard and Los Angeles Clippers’ power forward Blake Griffin stopped entering the NBA’s Slam Dunk Contest, the event has lacked star power.

After being named to the All-Star team for the first time in his career, there have been rumors that Washington Wizards’ point guard John Wall will take part in the contest this season, but a heel injury could keep from competing.

J. Michael of CSN Washington has the scoop.

He wants to compete in something at the Feb. 14-16 showcase in New Orleans. After all, it has taken him four years to be an All-Star when coaches voted him in as a reserve Thursday. This is why the skills competition appears to be the safest bet.

But make no mistake, the dunk contest is tempting. When Paul George of the Indiana Pacers threw down a 360-windmill dunk two weeks ago, in the locker room after the Wizards played, Wall got word of the feat. After seeing the video of it, Wall insisted that he could’ve done it better.

Wall is averaging 19.8 points, 8.6 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game.

Topics: John Wall, Slam Dunk Contest, Washington Wizards

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